Archive for January, 2011

CSU photo @ PechaKucha

January 31, 2011

Current CSU photo student Andrew Elaban and alumna Alena Reyes will present their work at PechaKucha at the House of Blues on Friday, Feb 4.  Presentations begin at 8:20pm.  It’s free to attend and there’s a cash bar.

PechaKucha is an evening of 400 second presentations (consisting of 20 slides for 20 seconds each) on a wide range to topics, including visual arts.  To learn more visit PechaKucha’s website. Come out and supprt Andrew and Alena.


Rubbertop Review Seeking Art Work

January 29, 2011

Rubbertop Review is announcing its “last call” for submissions. Rubbertop, the literary journal out of The University of Akron, is looking for the best Ohio has to offer in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art. Please see the attached flier and visit for more information and submission guidelines.

DEADLINE: Feb 1.  Get a move on!

ENTRY FEE: Nada, Zilch, What do you have to loose?

CSU Visual Art Merit Scholarship Competition

January 21, 2011

Approximately $40,000 in scholarship, up to full tuition, is awarded on the basis of artistic merit.

Download the entry form here: MERIT application 2011-2012

ELIGIBILITY: Current and prospective full-time undergraduate art majors seeking a first B.A. degree and needing at least 24 additional credit hours for graduation who have not defaulted on a previous CSU Merit Scholarship agreement.

CONDITIONS: All scholarship recipients must . . .

  • enroll full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours per semester) at Cleveland State University
  • enroll in at least one ART course per semester
  • declare Art as a major when applying and also during the scholarship period
  • maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA) overall, and a minimum 3.0 GPA for ART courses
  • participate fully in the Student Organization of Fine Art (SOFA) or student chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
  • present work that was created during the scholarship period in one of two public exhibition/presentation opportunities in the Spring

HOW TO APPLY: Submit the following materials in a 10” x 13” envelope:

  • Completed application form (see other side — copies are acceptable)
  • Six (6) images of work created within the last year. Submit one CD with JPEG images at 72 dpi (minimum recommended size 500 x 500 pixels). Label each image file with a number (1 – 6)_your last name_and first initial. For example: 1_Smith_B.jpg 2_Smith_B.jpg etc. See helpful hints below.
  • On a separate sheet list your name, title of work (with corresponding image file number), date completed, medium, and dimensions in inches (Height x Width x Depth)
  • Recommended, but not required: A brief statement about your work and artistic objectives

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12 noon, Tuesday, March 1, 2011

QUESTIONS? Contact Prof. Russ Revock at or 216-687-2099.


January 20, 2011

Life Imitates Artifice

An exhibition of contemporary photographs by Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman, Brandon Juhasz, Matt Siber, Kerry Skarbakka, and Lori Nix. Curated by assistant professor of photography Mark Slankard.

Opening reception: January 21st, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Gallery Talk with Kerry Skarbakka and Brandon Juhasz at 6:00 pm.

Links for artists included in the exhibition:

Cleveland from an Oatmeal Box

January 13, 2011

A pinhole photography competition sponsored by Dunham Tavern Museum

April 2-10, 2011

In honor of Dunham Tavern Museum’s first photography competition, we are celebrating one of the first types of cameras – the pinhole camera.  This camera was first used to take photographs in 1850 by Sir David Brewster.  A pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture – basically a lightproof box with a small hole in one side.  The box can be made from a shoebox, soda can, oatmeal box, or anything else you can convert into a lightproof container.

This competition is open to the public! The competition will focus on Cleveland history.  Photographs should be of local scenes.  All photographs MUST be taken by a pinhole camera (and you will need to provide proof of the camera upon delivery of your piece), but manipulation, coloring, and creativity are key to winning the grand prize!

There are two categories for entry participants:

Kids (up to 12 years old) – $5 entry fee

Adults (13 and older) – $10 entry fee

Prizes will be awarded for one winner in each category and one grand prize winner!

Entry regulations

1.  Maximum of one entry per person.

2.  All entries must have the following written or attached to the back of the piece – Artist name, phone number, title of the photograph, location of where the photo was taken.

3.  All entries must be hang-ready and framed upon delivery to Dunham Tavern Museum.

4.  Framed entries can be a maximum of 11″ x 14″.

5.  Entries must be received by March 15, 2011 and will be ready for pick-up by April 15, 2011.  Any images remaining at Dunham Tavern Museum after May 1, 2011 will become the property of Dunham Tavern Museum.

6.  Entries will be judged on their interpretation of Cleveland history and their use of creativity and unique imagery.

7.  Only original entries will be permitted.

8.  Entry in the competition constitutes agreement to allow reproduction of the images for Dunham Tavern Museum publications and promotions.

9.  Artworks are not insured against loss by fire, theft, or damage.

How to make your own pinhole camera – Click here

Delivery your hang-ready piece with entry fee to:

Dunham Tavern Museum
6709 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103

Auxiliary Exhibition Opportunity for YOU!

January 6, 2011

In conjunction with Art Imitates Artifice, the contemporary photography exhibition that will open CSU Art Gallery’s spring 2011 season, I would like to exhibit some current student and recent graduate work.  SOFA oversees Gallery B as well as the display case at the 24th St. entrance.  I would like to gauge your interest in this opportunity.  Please let me know via comments or email if you would be interested in exhibiting a piece.  To exhibit in Gallery B your work would need to be framed and ready to hang.  For the case it wouldn’t need to be framed.  We may end up using one or, possibly both, spaces.  I may not be able to include all work submitted.

Graduate Scholarship Opportunity

January 6, 2011

The Graduate Arts Award

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and significant financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the US or abroad.  Awards can be as much as $50,000 annually.  In 2011, the Foundation will select 10 recipients for this award.

The award provides funding for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books.  Scholarships amounts vary based on several factors, including costs at the institution each recipient attends and other grants and scholarships the student receives.

Students interested in the program must be nominated by the Jack Kent Cooke FoundationFaculty Representative at their school, and may not apply directly to the Foundation. Each college or university may nominate two students to be considered for this award.


A review panel of distinguished artists, arts faculty, and university administrators select Scholars using criteria including artistic or creative merit, academic achievement, financial need, will to succeed, and a breadth of interest and activities.

Visit the website for more information.

Download the flyer: JKCF_Grad_Arts_Flyer_compressed

CBC Magazine Looking for Photo Intern

January 5, 2011

CBC® Magazine Photography Internship

Cleveland Business Connects® Magazine is business-to-business publication serving as a resource that connects Northeast Ohio business professionals and provides valuable information on special events, networking and corporate trends. We strive to showcase positive growth and development in the corporate community and support further advancement of all leaders in business, including entrepreneurs, female business owners and young professionals.

Original flyer: Photography_Internship_CBC-1

Click here to visit CBC Magazine

Requirements: We are looking for an energetic and detail-oriented college photography student. Candidates should have proficient knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and strong work ethic. Ideal candidates have an interest in working in the publication industry. Candidates must live or go to school in the Northeast Ohio area.

Candidate must have his/her own photo equipment, the ability to work independently and remotely, the drive of a self-starter and passion for the positive development of Northeast Ohio. Ideal candidate will be organized, professional and detail oriented. Candidate must also be able to respect deadlines and constructive criticism.

Responsibilities/Duties: Ideal candidate must be comfortable doing the following duties:

• Coordinating photography shoots and calling for/gathering provided photography

• Taking photos for features, departments, and any other photographic needs of CBC Magazine

• Archiving files and artwork

• Retouching, color correcting, resizing images for the magazine and website

• Occasional onsite organization/filing

• Based upon class scheduling, covering daytime/evening events

Reports to: Editor, Publisher

Please send resumes to: or mail resumes to:

CBC® Magazine
c/o Internship Program
26650 Renaissance Parkway/Ste. D-4
Cleveland, Ohio 44128

*Requirements: Position requires student to be Junior/Senior Level pursuing a degree in Photography or Photo Journalism . This internship has a minimum of 15-20 hours weekly. This Internship is unpaid and for college credit only. Photography credit will be given proper byline.

Life Imitates Artifice @ CSU Art Gallery

January 3, 2011

Cleveland State University Art Gallery will open its spring 2011 season with Life Imitates Artifice, an exhibition of contemporary photography exploring the tenuous threads between image and reality.  Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, January 21 from 5 – 7pm.  Artists Kerry Skarbakka and Brandon Juhasz will speak about their work at 6pm.

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Links for artists included in the exhibition:

The exhibition was curated by yours truly, Mark Slankard, Assistant Profess or in the Art Dept at CSU.